And you thought discrimination was a thing of the past...
March 19, 2008 5:34 PM Subscribe
posted by krautland (14 comments total)
Say you do a job and retire in or before 1996. Your coworker retires after 1997. Coworker gets six times more pension and you're asked to leave the country. Sounds unfair? Not to the British Government.
Gurkha have been serving in the British Military for close to 200 years but still aren't given equal rights. Some of them aren't even allowed to stay in the UK following their service. They're hoping their protesting in London this week will change that. Daily Express
Last March, the UK Government said that all the Army’s Nepalese fighters who retired after 1997 would be entitled to pay and pension equal with the rest of the Army and would be allowed to settle in Britain.
For those who retired before 1997, their pensions remained six times less than their British counterparts and they still have no automatic right to stay in Britain. They are campaigning to be treated the same as the other Gurkhas.